A community institution for over 50 years, the White Elephant Shop is a thrift store and so much more. The all-volunteer organization has donated over a million dollars to local non-profits over the years, and now the White Elephant board has hired Karen Martinsen as the organization’s first paid staff member. Martinsen and consultant Cheri Hample visit the KCAW studio to talk about the White Elephant’s past, present and future.
The Morning Interview
Sitka’s White Elephant a community treasure
A species of fern common in Asia has been found in Southeast Alaska. But unlike invasive species, Wright’s filmy fern is an early colonizer. And figuring out how and when it got here is the next piece of the puzzle. more
Rob Harcourt is a professor of Marine Ecology at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. He's in Sitka as a Scientist in Residency Fellow (SIRF) at the Sitka Sound Science Center. Harcourt uses advanced tagging techniques to study ocean animals and their habitat -- everything from jellyfish to blue whales. He'll be speaking tonight (6PM Wed Apr 22, Alaska Raptor Rehabilitation Center, free) on climate change and penquins: "Will Happy Feet feel the heat?" With SSS research director Tory O'Connell. Downloadable audio. more